Afghan security forces launched a counterattack after the militants killed and abducted civilians in a province near the border with Pakistan.
The terror group crowned its encroachment in Afghanistan by broadcasting on an FM frequency to attract fresh recruits. Residents of Jalalabad said that the station remained quiet on Tuesday, suggesting that it had been destroyed.
An American military C-130 transport plane has crashed at Jalalabad airfield in Afghanistan, killing all 11 people on board. The US military described the incident as an accident.
It was the first report of on-the-ground clashes between foreign forces and Taliban militants in three days of heavy fighting in the area.
Afghan forces backed by US air support clashed with Taliban fighters today in a bid to retake the center of Kunduz, the first provincial Afghan capital to fall to the insurgents in 14 years.
Heavy fighting is ongoing today after Taliban militants attacked the capital of the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, burning buildings and briefly seizing a 200-bed hospital.
Several government outposts came under attack in an eastern province that has become a flashpoint in Afghanistan’s fight against the militant group.
Round two election day has already seen more attacks than April. Prior to polls opening, the capital was rocked by four attacks.